Emergency services stories
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise wins 2024 IoT Breakthrough award in health sector
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise awarded the 2024 Health and Wellness prize by IoT Breakthrough for its innovative IoT solution, OmniAccess Stellar Asset Tracking, aiding in healthcare efficiency.
UK landline digital switchover summons connectivity fears
UK landline switchover to digital could jeopardise safety of 95% of those over 65, according to disability and elderly advocacy groups urging for delay until 2030.
New Forescout report uncovers 21 new tech vulnerabilities
SIERRA: 21 Living on the Edge analysis unearths 21 new tech vulnerabilities, triggering concern for critical global infrastructure.
Max York, former GE Australia CEO, joins AMSL Aero as new Chief Executive
Max York, ex-CEO of GE Australia, has been appointed Chief Executive of AMSL Aero, bolstering the leading green aviation company's senior leadership.
FourNet appoints Former Sabio Solutions Lead as Head of Solution Design
FourNet appoints Iain Johnson as Head of Solution Design, leveraging his expertise in CX to drive rapid data-led transformation for customers.
Kordia and Tait Communications score $1.4B NZ Govt contract
Kordia and Tait Communications have been chosen by the New Zealand Government to deliver a secure digital radio communications network for emergency responders.
Spark, Vodafone team up for Aotearoa's Public Safety Network
Spark and Vodafone have announced the establishment of Hourua, a new joint venture that will provide priority cellular services to the Public Safety Network.
Motorola signs $60M deal to enhance NSW emergency services network
NSW Telco Authority has awarded Motorola Solutions a five-year contract extension to support and enhance the state’s Public Safety Network.
What 5G means for first responders
5G technology is set to revolutionize emergency response, providing real-time intelligence, advanced communication, and improved services for first responders.
Vodafone, Te Rourou foundation launch emergency grant, match donations for Tonga tsunami recovery
Vodafone and Te Rourou are supporting relief efforts in Tonga, with an emergency grant and matching donations.
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
ITU develops guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and efficiency crucial for disaster response.
Fujitsu completes Tassie emergency services upgrade
It allows for real-time sharing of incident details, resource location, hazards, and warnings as well as status tracking between agencies.
Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
New Zealand regulator proposes rules to protect consumers during power cuts as country shifts to new telecom technologies.
Vertel partners with Beaconsim to aid AUS emergency services
Vertel and Beaconsim are partnering to bring advanced radio command and control simulators and communications training to Australia's emergency services.
Motorola signs $261M deal to upgrade Victoria emergency services network
Motorola signs AU$261m contract to upgrade radio networks for Victoria's first responders, extending existing deal.
Fujitsu creates $17m dispatch system for Tasmania Police
Fujitsu's £17m system set to boost Tasmania Police's response times.
Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers
The NZ Fire Service operates across the length of New Zealand including remote rural locations that do not have wide spread reliable mobile coverage.
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?.
South Westland to trial virtual medical receptionist
South Westland is set to benefit from a virtual medical receptionist – a new service offering greater access to booking general practice appointments.
Wireless broadband in public safety market expected to soar
The global wireless broadband in public safety market is set to reach $22.9bn by 2020, according to a new study.
Government to develop 111 emergency app
An emergency 111 smartphone app is being developed in a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the NZ Police.
New emergency alert system via text for Southlanders
Emergency Management Southland is urging Southland residents to sign up to a text alert system, which will provide warnings directly to mobile phones.
Facebook joins the fight against Ebola with three initiatives
Facebook launches trio of initiatives to combat Ebola, including donations, education, and communication aid for West Africa.
Google launches emergency search
Special search results to be displayed for poison and suicide hotlines from searches within New Zealand.